THE JD FOUNDATION TO HOLD KEEPING COMMUNITIES WARM DAY: The JD Foundation will have it's 5th Annual Keeping Communities Warm Day on Saturday, October 10th from 9 AM to 4 PM. It will take place at 107 Maine Road in Abbot. This is a free event; however, donations are always appreciated. There will be coats of many sizes, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and other warm items to help you through the winter. Donations are still being accepted until Thursday, October 8th. For more information contact 207-876-2295.
The JD Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) that serves the state of Maine to bring suicide awareness and anti-bullying through awareness and education by providing holistic approaches and helpful tools to individuals who seek support.
LADIES AUXILIARY SEEKING CRAFT FAIR VENDORS: The Sangerville Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, October 17th from 9 AM to 3 PM. There are still spaces available for vendors priced from $15 to $21 per table. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Sangerville Fire Department. The craft fair will be held at the Sangerville Fire Station located on 9 School Street. For more information or to reserve a table contact 717-6468 or 876-3438.
The Ugandan Christian School Sewing Project, sponsored by the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church of Plymouth, will be taking place in late October. The mission includes traveling to Uganda, Africa to share and teach the methods of sewing to the Ugandan women and girls at the Sunrise Christian School. The Ugandan women in turn, will share this knowledge with one another giving them an outlet for economic development, social equality, and financial independence.
Sue Hoffman has ventured to Uganda to teach the techniques of the treadle sewing machine during past trips; however, during the next trip in late October, she will be teaching the students how to make school uniforms. Sue would like to invite churches or ladies groups that would be interested in viewing videos of such lessons to contact her. Donations to the project are still being accepted. To set up a time to view the videos or to make a donation to the project contact Sue Hoffman at 269-2816.
SEED SAVING GROUP MEETING: The Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) Seed Saving Group meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 8 PM. The meeting will be held at the Abbott Memorial Library on 1 Church Street. For more information contact 277-4221 or email
The Wayside Grange will serve a meatloaf supper from 5 to 6:30 PM on Saturday, October 10th. The menu includes scalloped potatoes, winter squash, desserts, coffee and lemonade. There will also be live music during the supper. Tickets will be $7 each with takeout available after 6:30 PM. The supper will be located at the Wayside Grange on 851 North Dexter Road. For more information contact Chester Bekier at 924-5711 or visit the Wayside Grange on Facebook.
Dexter Health Care located on 64 Park Street will be holding a yard sale on Friday, October 9th from 9 AM to 1 PM.
The Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Thrift Shop will be holding a change of season of half-price sale beginning on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM each day. Items in the shop will be 50 percent off. All proceeds will benefit Kiwanis programs such as Pre-School Reading Program, Bike Safety Rodeo, Hooked on Fishing and other programs that benefit the children in the area. The shop is located at 74 Grove Street. For more information contact 717-6153.
A CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE HALLOWEEN ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The Newport Fire Department (NFD) announces a change of venue for their Halloween Ice Cream Social on Saturday, October 31st with serving beginning at 5 PM. Due to the NFD being under construction the event will be held at Eastern Maine Oil on 12 Railroad Avenue at the street across from Pray’s Service Station in Newport.
Muffler King Tire and Auto will be holding a gun raffle during the month of October. Tickets are available at $20 each. Keep in mind, one ticket can win up to 31 times. Drawings will be held daily throughout the month. Obtain a raffle ticket by contacting 368-2495 or stop by Muffler King at the triangle on Route 7 in Newport across from the Plaza. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Nokomis Football Program.
Friends of Community Fitness will be holding A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12 to 2 PM beginning on Tuesday, October 6th. The program will cost $10. Scholarships will be available. A workbook will be provided along with refreshments being served during the program. The class will be held at Friends of Community Fitness located on 31 High Street. For more information or to register contact Gayle Worden at 207-876-4813.
Due to the unavailability of turkey breasts, the High Street Church announces that the Friday, October 9th supper has been canceled. The church regrets this problem and looks forward to seeing everyone in the spring for the May supper.
PUBLIC BOILED DINNER: The Garland Grange will be holding a public boiled dinner from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, October 9th. The menu includes ham, corned beef, local vegetables, homemade bread, and desserts. All you can eat for $7 per person, children ages 5 to 12 at $3 and under 5 for free. For more information contact 924-6954. The dinner will be held at the Garland Grange located on Oliver Hill Road.
FAMILY CONTRA DANCE: There will be a Family Contra Dance from 7 to 9 PM on Friday, October 9th. Admission will be $7 per person or $12 per family. No need to know how to dance, since all dances are taught. The caller is John McIntire and there will be music by Some Reel People. The dance will be held at the Garland Grange located on Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-3925 or 277-3961.
CRAFT FAIR: A Craft Fair held on Saturday, October 10th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church on 16 Dexter Road. There will be something for everyone starting with a light breakfast available from 9 to 11 AM and a luncheon from 11 AM to 1 PM. Craft items, food table, Christmas table, plant table, and much more will be available. For more information or to reserve a table contact Mary at 278-4180 or Ruth at 278-3623.
The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (house next to the church) on the Dexter Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20th. Meetings are open to anyone in the community or surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information contact Carol at 278-7952.
THRIFT SHOP FALL HOURS: The Pennywise Thrift Shop has new fall hours. They will be open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 AM to 3 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM. The shop will be closed on Mondays. A selection of fall jackets and Halloween costumes are available. The Pennywise Thrift Shop is located on 136 Somerset Avenue.
The American Legion Post #32 of Pittsfield will be hosting a Cribbage Tournament on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. the next tournament will be held on Wednesday, October 7th. The tournaments begin at 6 PM and run until completion. The tournaments will be held at the Elks Club on Middle Street.
The Sebaticook Valley Health (SVH) will be holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 17th with a 9 AM registration and the walk starting at 9:45 AM. Proceeds to benefit the Nancy Stone Fund, which provides breast care services for uninsured or under-insured patients seeking diagnostic services at SVH. The walk will be held during the SVH Community Health Fair at MCI’s Wright’s Gym. To register and begin collecting walk pledges, contact SVH Women’s Health at 487-4039.
FREE MEAL: A free meal will be served on Thursday, October 8th at the Louis I Bussey Schoolhouse on 994 Western Avenue from 4 to 6:30 PM. The Dixmont United Methodist Church sponsors this meal and invites all to attend.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: Corinth Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper on Saturday, October 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, chop suey, breads, and pie. The price for adults will be $7, $6 for seniors 60 and over, $3 for children under 12.
TURKEY PIE AND SALAD BAR PUBLIC SUPPERS: The new season for the monthly Turkey Pie and Salad Bar Public Suppers will start on Saturday, October 10th from 4 to 6 PM. The cost for adults will be $8 and children under 12 will be $4. The suppers will be served each month on the second Saturday through May. The traditional menu includes a full salad bar, all meat turkey pie, fresh cooked vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, pickles, homemade rolls and dessert pies, cakes, and assorted beverages. Takeouts will be available upon request. The suppers will be held at the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church located on 36 Church Street. The hall is easily accessible for individuals with physical challenges.

MOOSE ON THE RUN 5K RACE AND 1K FUN RUN: It’s that time of the year to get ready to run through the fall foliage around Moosehead Lake at the 14th Annual Camden National Bank Moose on the Run 5K Race and 1K Fun Run on Sunday, October 11th. The race will start and finish at C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital on 364 Pritham Avenue in Greenville. The 1K fun run will be for children 12 and under, which will begin at 9:30 AM. The 5K walkers race will start at 10 AM and the 5K run will begin at 10:30 AM. Registration fee for the 1K fun run will be $10 and $15 for the 5K run/walk. A free tee-shirt will be given to the 1st 100 registrants. After the race there will be snacks, the award ceremony and drawings for prizes. Register at Camden National Bank in Greenville, call the Piscataquis Regional YMCA at 564-7111 or register online at All proceeds support scholarships for Greenville area residents.


NEW ENGLAND BOILED SUPPER: There will be a New England Boiled Supper consisting of ham and corned beef on Saturday, October 10th from 4:30 to 6 PM. The cost for adults will be $7 and children will be $3. The supper will be held at the Carmel Union Congregational Church located on Plymouth Road.


FALL INDOOR YARD SALE: St. Albans Summerfest will be holding their fall indoor yard sale on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th from 8 AM to 1 PM each day. There will be a bag sale on Saturday, October 10th from 11 AM to 1 PM only. The sale will be held at the Grange on Water Street. For more information contact 938-2215 or 270-1739. All proceeds will benefit Summerfest.

YARD SALE FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the Piscataquis Valley are holding a benefit fundraiser indoor yard sale on Saturday, October 10th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The yard sale will be located on 16 East Main Street.
PINE TREE HOSPICE OFFERING CHILD BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM: Pine Tree Hospice will be offering an Evergreen Nights of Service Bereavement Program beginning on Wednesday, October 7th and continuing through Wednesday, November 11th. The six week program is designed for children, teens, and their families who have experienced a death of a loved one. Groups meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church located on 824 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Families must register and attend an orientation meeting to determine if the Nights of Service is an appropriate match. For more information or to register for the class contact 564-4346.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: The Palmyra Community Center Boosters will be sponsoring an arts and crafts fair on Saturday, October 10th from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be over 30 vendors. Lunch will be available including chili, hotdogs, nachos, and drinks. The fair will be located at the Palmyra Community Center located 4 Madawaska Road.

WFOOD CUPBOARD HOURS: The Pantry of Hope food cupboard is open from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. The next date the food cupboard will be open is on Wednesday, October 7th. The food cupboard will be located at the Guilford United Methodist Church on 3 School Street. For more information contact the church at 876-3372.
The Thrift Shop will be open on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM; Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, and on Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM. The thrift shop is located at the Guilford United Methodist Church on 3 School Street. For more information contact 876-3372.